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Iredell Health System Partners with The Family Care Center of Taylorsville


Iredell Health System announced today that they are partnering with the Family Care Center in Taylorsville.

“We chose to partner with Iredell Health System and become a part of the Iredell Physician Network because we share the same vision of providing quality health care for the Taylorsville community,” said Dr. Joel R. Inman of Family Care Center. “We will be delivering the same personal, quality care that we always have.”

“I have known these physicians for the last 20 years, so I know the caliber of the care they give their patients,” said Ed Rush, CEO of Iredell Health System. “Our partnership will allow us to offer more to the Taylorsville community.”

“With the many changes in healthcare today, we look forward to partnering with Iredell Health System to develop a strategic direction as we continue to provide optimal healthcare for our patients,” said Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA.

The Family Care Center sees patients of all ages. They also conveniently offer their patients on-site radiology, laboratory, bone density, EKG, holter monitoring, physical therapy and more.

The office includes Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA, who joined Family Care Center in 1995. He has been in practice since 1979. He is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York. He earned his physician assistant degree through the physician assistants program of the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) where he currently serves as President on the Board of Directors and also serves as the Medical Director for Carolina AccessCare for Alexander County.

Joel Inman, MD is a native of Alexander County and joined Family Care Center in 1997. Prior to that, he served in the Navy. He is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC and East Carolina University School of Medicine for his medical degree. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the Alexander County EMS.

Jill DeVries, MD has been with Family Care Center since 2005 and practicing medicine since 1999. She is a graduate of Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has particular interest in women's health and pediatrics.

Mark DeVries, MD has been in practice since 1997 and joined Family Care Center with his wife in 2005. He graduated from Appalachian State University and East Carolina University School of Medicine.

Cody Wingler, MD began practicing in 2013 after finishing his residency and medical degree in Family Medicine from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He earned his undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University. He currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians as the New Physician Board Member and also serves locally on the Alexander County Board of Health.

Hannah Hefner, MPAS, PA-C is the newest member of the team. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Montreat College and her Master’s in physician assistant studies from Wingate University both located in NC. She was the 2014 Vice President to the Wingate University PA Student Society. Her educational experiences included a broad spectrum of both inpatient and outpatient medicine.

Iredell Family Care Center is located at 1668 NC Hwy 16 South, Taylorsville, NC. Call (828) 632-9736 for an appointment.